lumbricus


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lumbricus

(ˈlʌmbrɪkəs)
n
(Zoology) a member of a genus of worms of the same name, the most common of which is the common earth worm, Lumbricus terrestris
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In Chippewa National Forest, Gundale (2002) investigated how the changes in the soil organic horizon caused by the exotic earthworm Lumbricus rubellus affect B.
rosea (Savigny 1826) and Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister 1843 were abundant in sampling areas with plant cover (habitats III and IV).
Marhan S, Scheu S (2005) Effects of sand and litter availability on organic matter decomposition in soil and in casts of Lumbricus terrestris L.
2007), Aporrectodea rosea, Octolasion lacteum, and Lumbricus rubellus (Klarica et al.
A laboratory study by researchers from the Universities of Reading and York has demonstrated that balls of calcium carbonate (small lumps of chalk-like material) excreted by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris - commonly known as lobworms or nightcrawlers - maintain a memory of the temperature at which they were formed.
In the present work, the reddish brown earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus is assessed for its use in testing endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC).
Two different species of earthworms, Lumbricus terrestris and Eisenia fetida, were grown in soils contaminated with mercury (II) ions to investigate bioaccumulation of the metal over time and the resulting toxicity.
Lumbricus earthworms alter soil structure and the seed bed, and consume the leaf litter layer (Hale et al.
2004) Cu and Zn accumulation in earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L.
The role of different organic wastes on zinc bioaccumulation by earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L.